Cambridge’s New Cancer Hospital

Construction procurement can now begin on the £300m Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) now that the project has been cleared by government.

Construction of the seven storey 26,000 sq m facility, to be situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next to Addenbrooke’s hospital, is planned to commence in late 2023.

The scheme has now been given the go ahead by the government’s New Hospitol Programme and invites construction companies with an interest to apply.

CCRH is a partnership between the government’s New Hospital Programme, Cambridge Univerity Hospitals and the University of Cambridge, to build a new regional cancer hospital. It will consist of NHS clinical space with three new research institutes that will support the ambitions set out by the government, Life Sciences Vision, and the NHS Long Term Plan.

Funding for this project is not yet secured despite the promise from the government to build new hospitals. The University of Cambridge is working with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust to help secure donations for the project.

In November 2021 CCRH received approval for the first stage of its business case from the Department for Health & Social Care and NHS England & NHS Improvement.

The secured government sponsorship is one of the 40 new hospital projects planned by 2030.